My former resume was a clean scientific resume in its form and layout. I had made it using LaTeX and it helped me find my two latest positions as a researcher. However, as a classic resume, it was as boring as the documents I usually disparage, so I decided to listen to my own advice: make the look support the content.
The resume's content was pretty stable and up-to-date, so I knew I wouldn't have to change that much. I decided to focus on its appearance, hence why I chose to make the new resume with Scribus, my favorite desktop publishing software.
A dual-skill profile
I have a peculiar profile. On the one hand, I have had a high-level scientific training in engineering, physics & micro-electronics. I graduated from a top French Grande école and I got a master's degree in nanotechnologies and nanosciences. I completed my Ph.D in the field of microsystems for life sciences and lab-on-chips. All my positions have been at the crossroads of technology, biology and chemistry.
On the other hand, I have been working as a communications & marketing volunteer for the Wikimedia Foundation for about two and a half years now. I have answered the press, supported the Foundation's Head of communications and created institutional documents. I have also co-managed the customer service of the Foundation, recruited new volunteers and recently started a PR material cleanup as the first step before a complete revamp of our PR / marketing material.
A consistent layout and look
I wanted my resume to really show these two sides of my profile. After much thought and many attempts, I came up with a nice two-column design that uses my favorite color scheme (the same as for the new logo of unfoldscience). Each column is dedicated to one side of my experiences and training and leads naturally to the job opportunities I am looking for now.
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